How do I connect both the CD and HD on my new MOBO?
Hey guys, I just posted the keyboard/monitor/mouse not working thread, but now I have a new problem lol. Ok, I puchased the ASUS P5PL2 motherboard (along with a new processor, video card, and hard drive), and I am having trouble getting everything working correctly. The problem I am having is that there is only one slot for IDE on the mobo? I am wondering how to connect both my hard drive and my cd drive so that I can boot using my windows disk (I am only using a completely new HD right now, I want a clean installation of windows). I tried hooking them both up on the same cord with the CD-ROM being the primary and the HD the slave, with the jumpers on the HD set to master... no go. It just says "Boot disk could not be detected on the selected media". Any ideas?
I do have a USB DVD-RW drive that I would ideally like to use, but I don't know how to get the MOBO to boot from this USB drive? (It's not detected in BIOS)? PLEASE help! I really want to get this going tonight guys, so your input is greatly appreciated!